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Follow the Bloggers at #CIL11 by RSS

OPML IconIf you would like to follow the excellent blogging efforts put forth by attendees and speakers at this year’s Computers in Libraries conference next week you can do that by downloading an OPML file of their feeds and import it into Google Reader or any other OPML compatible RSS reader.  The file is available for download here at http://libconf.com/cilbloggers2011.xml or if you prefer, it is also available zipped at http://libconf.com/cilbloggers2011.zip.

Student Volunteer Opportunities at #CIL11

The Computers in Libraries 2011 event has a LIMITED number of library  student volunteer opportunities available.  Student volunteers will act as room monitors for one day in exchange for attending the other two days of the event free of charge.

Volunteers must be students in the library field with a valid student id.

For additional information, please send an email to eventvolunteer@infotoday.com.

Please note CIL2011 Volunteer Request in the subject line of your email.

Computers in Libraries 2011: Strategic Focus & Value for Library Communities will take place at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC from March 21 to March 23, 2011.

Hear from experts, practitioners, technologists, and strategists—all from the information industry. Computers in Libraries offers five strong program streams each day filled with information sessions, panels, and facilitated discussions; two special streams focused on special and government libraries; plus many workshops, networking opportunities, and an extensive exhibit hall hosting sponsors and cybertours. You can participate in sessions relating to information discovery and search, ebooks, web design and development, user experience, K-12 strategies and practices, collaboration, next-generation catalogs, innovation, learning and training, marketing and planning, mobile practices, and more. With over 150 knowledgeable speakers in five simultaneous tracks plus three dynamic keynotes, pre and post conference workshops, and an entertaining and informative evening program, Computers in Libraries 2011 is a definite must-attend event. It caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge while providing many exciting networking opportunities—join speakers, authors, and fellow participants in refreshment breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more.

Ring in the New Year with Accessible Content

As it turns out, easily accessible content on your site can make a big difference. Users tend to have a better experience when a site helps them find and understand its content. Having an accessible site not only empowers users, it also helps search engines understand what your site is really about.

So if you’ve resolved to boost your site’s user experience and online presence for the new year, improving your content accessibility is a great way to start. Thankfully, there are tons of features you can add to make your site more accessible. In this post, we’ll highlight three of them:Intuitive navigationConcise, descriptive anchor text for linksUnique, accurate page titles throughout the site

Read the rest of this clinic at the  Official Google Webmaster Central Blog